Confidence: a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something.
Have you ever felt confident about yourself or within yourself? Typically confidence is a sign of preparation.
You are confident that you’ll pass the test, because you studied (prepared).
You are confident that you’ll get the job because you know your capabilities based on your past work experience and/or college education.
All that is great; but what about our confidence in the Lord and His word? Our confidence IN Him comes through our relationship WITH Him.
“For the LORD will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:26 NKJV
The only way that we can be confident that our Father will take care of us, is if we have prepared our minds and hearts to receive the words that He has spoken to us. We cannot receive those words without a true relationship; one that requires us to listen as He speaks.
The woman with the issue of blood (prepared) mustered up the strength she had in her weak body to get up, calculate, plan, and position herself to touch Jesus because she was confident that He could touch her situation.
Zacchaeus prepared himself to be positioned in a tree to get the attention of Jesus as He passed by because He was confident that Jesus could help him.
The disciples of Jesus prepared the multitude of 5000 or so to receive food because they were confident that this man named Jesus, who fed them spiritual food, could reach Heaven to nourish their physical bodies.
Your Heavenly Father prepared a way (through His Son Jesus) for us to run back to Him and to experience life as He originally planned because He was confident that this sacrifice of love would bring His children back into His loving arms.
Bae baeeee…if Jesus had enough confidence in you to fulfill the promise of God AND make you a promise, be confident enough to believe that He will fulfill His promise through you.
Oh MY Savior. I may not be where I need to be in you. But this one thing I am sure of. As long as I seek to please you, you WILL get the glory out of my life. I love you with every ounce of my existence and I will not let you down. You are confident that I can and because of your confidence in me, that is enough for me to be confident in what you have placed within me, to do what you require of me to do!
“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6 NKJV